Various types of Indonesian specialties have their uniqueness and interesting taste.
The large variety of ethnic groups makes many new culinary delights to emerge. However, this certainly does not extinguish the variety of traditional culinary delights from the past. Some types of traditional snacks that have survived and have not been eroded by globalization are foods such as sticky rice, lemper, uli, cur-cur cake and many more.
You must also have heard of one of the many kinds of foods mentioned earlier, maybe one of them is sticky rice. Or it could be that you are a culinary connoisseur of delicious sticky rice. Yes, the delicious and sweet taste and the delicious sour sensation make connoisseurs of this dish never turn away from its distinctive delicacy.
However, maybe not everyone is familiar with this one dish. Especially children who were born in the 90s or who have lived in urban areas. So, to refresh your memory of this traditional snack, let’s first identify what sticky rice is.
What Is Sticky Tape
Tape or tapai is a snack that is produced from the fermentation process of carbohydrate ingredients as a substrate by yeast. In Indonesia alone, there are quite a number of types of tapes made, one of which is tape from glutinous rice. This food is generally made by adding yeast to sticky rice and fermenting it for a certain time. The result of this fermentation can produce sticky tape with a sweet taste and a refreshing sensation similar to soft drinks.
Sticky tape is usually made by wrapping the tape to be fermented using banana leaves or teak tree leaves. From here, after the fermentation is complete, water or juice from the sticky tape will come out that tastes sweet or can be sour depending on the success of the fermentation process.
Many people like this one snack because it is considered a delicious and refreshing snack. Sticky tape is also delicious to eat when the weather is hot. Moreover, at this time many sticky rice tapes are served in cold conditions so that the sensation of sipping the water from the leaves will be even more appetizing.
Consuming this snack is delicious, but what about pregnant women who enjoy sticky rice? As we all know, pregnant women need to maintain and pay attention to the food intake they consume properly. This is because what is consumed by pregnant women will affect the health of the fetus in the womb.
The fetus in your womb consumes only the nutrients and nutrients it only gets from their mother. Imagine if all you have been consuming is dangerous food and drink, how will the growth and development of your little one in your womb go well? There may be when your baby is having difficulty developing growth and instead what happens is a complaint of pregnancy. For this reason, it is very important to make choices and be more selective in sorting out the food to be consumed, including the consumption of sticky tape.
So how is the consumption of sticky tape during pregnancy something pregnant women can do? Given that there are currently many rumors stating that pregnant women are prohibited from consuming this type of food?
Can Pregnant Women Eat Sticky Tape?
Tape is food obtained from fermentation of carbohydrate ingredients using microorganisms in the form of yeast. In Indonesia, this food is quite popular. Besides sticky tape, another type of tape which is also well known is the tape made from the main ingredient of cassava.
Judging from the process of making it through carbohydrate fermentation, tape certainly contains alcohol. The amount of alcohol content is determined in part by the length of the fermentation process carried out on the carbohydrate material. The longer the fermentation process takes place, the more alcohol content in the tape will be.
However, regardless of the amount of alcohol content in this form of food, tape still has a bad impact on the health of pregnant women and the fetus in their womb.
Thus the question of whether or not pregnant women can eat this one food, the answer is clearly no.
Dangers of Consumption of Tape For Pregnant Women
As explained above, the alcohol content contained in the tape will have a negative impact on the health and safety of the fetus and pregnant women. Some of these dangers include:
1. Can Affect Child Behavior Development
The first bad impact that can occur from consuming tape during pregnancy is to inhibit the child’s behavior. This is the same condition as pregnant women who consume alcohol. High levels of alcohol in the body of pregnant women will affect intelligence and the brain in the fetus. In addition, the alcohol content in the fetus will also inhibit the development and growth of cells, especially in this case the baby’s brain cells.
Thus, because tape is a type of food that contains alcohol, it is a shame that this food will be dangerous for consumption by pregnant women. Although it has not been clinically tested it would be better if you avoid consuming these foods during pregnancy.
2. There is a risk of Feotal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FAS)
Another danger that can also impact pregnant women from consuming tape is the risk of FAS. This risk is a disturbance in babies that is quite concerning. You will see the condition of the baby with a head that is quite small, accompanied by abnormalities in his face.
In addition, the condition of this risk will allow the child to experience speech delays, learning difficulties and much more. So so, seeing its quite concerning effect, you should avoid consuming this one food.
3. Causes of Attention Defecit Hyperactive (ADH) Disorder
Have you ever heard the term hyperactive child? Yes, children with this condition are classified as children who are super active in movement, cannot stay still and some even consider these children as naughty children. Actually it’s not like that, it’s just that in this case the child has trouble concentrating. Children with ADH find it very difficult to determine the focal point, their concentration can easily be dispersed.
4. Increase the Risk of Fetal Jaundice
The condition of the child in the womb will be very susceptible to disease because of his mother who is not good at maintaining nutritional intake and pregnancy health. Likewise, when pregnant women consume tape, the nutrients in the tape will enter the fetus through the placenta.
Even though at this time the fetal body is still in the development stage and is not able to carry out its functions properly. So that how little alcohol intake gets into the body this will affect the health of the baby and bring toxoplasma bacteria which make babies yellow easily.
That is what can be conveyed from the discussion this time, hopefully it is useful.